Iain Stephen Tait

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Reduction in hospital stay, blood loss, postoperative pain and complications are common findings after laparoscopic liver resection, suggesting that the laparoscopic approach may be a suitable alternative to open surgery. Some concerns have been raised regarding cost effectiveness of this procedure and potential implications of its large-scale application.(More)
CONTEXT Current management of late post-pancreatectomy haemorrhage in a university hospital. OBJECTIVE Haemorrhage after pancreaticoduodenectomy is a serious complication. We report on risk factors and outcome following management by radiological intervention. SETTING Tertiary care centre in Scotland. SUBJECTS Sixty-seven consecutive patients who(More)
BACKGROUND For 25 years the optimal management of bleeding oesophageal varices has included endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) both to arrest bleeding and to prevent rebleeding. However, the recent innovation of endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) may be a more effective treatment; this paper reviews its efficacy. METHODS All Medline (National(More)
The stage at which colorectal cancer presents varies by district of residence 1 , but the reasons for this are not clear. We correlated stage at presentation with socioeconomic status in a stable UK population. The pathology reports of 905 consecutive patients with colorectal cancer who had undergone transabdominal resection in Tayside between Jan 1, 1991,(More)
The rarity of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) means that many clinicians may be unaware of the major advances that have taken place in screening for the condition over the past five years. This review is not only to document the current scene but also to give details of those involved in establishing registries throughout the country. FAP is a(More)
Laparoscopy is an accepted treatment for colorectal cancer and liver metastases, but there is no consensus for its use in the management of synchronous liver metastases (SCRLM). The purpose of this study was to evaluate totally laparoscopic strategies in the management of colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases. Patients presenting to Ninewells(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) hospital-acquired infection on postoperative complications and patient outcome after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS Seventy-nine patients who underwent PD were monitored for hospital-acquired MRSA. The patients were grouped as (1) no MRSA infection, (2)(More)
INTRODUCTION There is debate on optimal techniques that reduce bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). A national survey of Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS) members was carried out to determine current surgical practice for gallstones, including the use of intra-operative cholangiography(More)
PURPOSE We report the use of photodynamic therapy to treat a 53-year-old female with Grade III anal intraepithelial neoplasia. METHODS Topical 5-aminolevulinic acid cream was applied to the affected area five hours before light treatment. The distribution of 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX was identified by its characteristic red(More)
During the last three decades liver cell adenoma and liver cell adenomatosis have emerged as new clinical entities in hepato-logical practice due to the widespread use of oral contraceptives and increased imaging of the liver. On review of published series there is evidence that 10% of liver cell adenomas progress to hepatocellular carcinoma, diagnosis is(More)